How to Fit a Queen Size Bed in a Small Room

by on February 12th, 2011
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Are you trying to figure out how to fit a queen size bed in a small room? Fret no more. I’ve got your solution. Place it strategically and you’ll still have floor space to spare. Let me show you how.

Comfy Corner

If you’re short on floor space in your bedroom, but you just have to have a queen size bed, look to the corner. I’ve used this trick for clients furnishing small apartments and it makes a welcome place to rest without taking up all the real estate in the room.

Remove the headboard and footboard, if any. Then slide your mattress and box spring right into the corner of your room furthest away from the door. This makes the bed a focal point when you walk in the room, so you’ll want to dress it up.

Add Some Padding

Since you’ve stripped the bed of its headboard and footboard, you’ll need to add a different backdrop to work with this unusual furniture arrangement. The best solution is to create a padded corner headboard. It’s easier than you think.

Making a padded headboard is budget-friendly solution to a corner headboard requirement. Just measure two pieces of plywood to set above the mattress on your wall at about two to three foot high. Add upholstery foam and batting, then wrap the two units with fabric and secure with a staple gun.

Using the same color for your bedding and padded headboard will make the piece look like a more cohesive unit. Then add interest with a bunch of throw pillows.

Layer on the Pillows

To finish your project, you’ll want to layer pillows along your custom headboard in a plentiful fashion. Place larger bed pillows in the back and add throw pillows and envelope pillows toward the front. You can even add a folded, fringed throw blanket on the bed for additional interest.

When you’re done with your project, that big corner bed will be an inviting place to sit, sleep or enjoy a good book.

If you want to see an excellent example of this design concept, check out the Showhouse Bedroom for Teen Girl post on Houzz by Carla Aston of Aston Design Studio. She’s done a terrific job of making the bed look like in belongs in the corner of the room. With these ideas as inspiration, you, too, can work a big bed into your little space and still have room to spare.

Enjoy more home decor ideas from Terry Mulligan:

10 Tips to Take Your Next Decorating Project Over the Top

Fabulous Choices for Decorating with Throw Pillows

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